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WETA
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
now she teaches communications law at the benjamin cardozo school of law here in new york city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the captive? >> us, all of us. what's happened is that these enormous telecommunications companies, comcast and time warner on the wired side, verizon and at&t on the wireless side, have divided up markets, put themselves in the position where they're subject to no competition and no oversight from any regulatory authority. and they're charging us a lot for internet access and giving us second class access. this is a lot like the electrification story from the beginning of the 20th century. initially electricity was viewed as a luxury. so when f.d.r. came in, 90% of farms didn't have electricity in america at the same time that kids in new york city were playing with electric toys. and f.d.r. understood how important it was for people all over america to have the dignity and self-respect and sort of cultural and social and economic connection of an electrical outlet in t
WETA
Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
forms of secularism. his work to tirelessly strengthen breton's relations with the holy city. he is remembered with great respect and affection. the pope's message of working for the common good is something that spoke to the whole country. >> the cardinals recognize that this was a momentous decision for pope benedict. in two weeks' time, he will no longer be pope. another pope will be slected. >> when pope benedict took office in 2005, he was 78 years old. he was the oldest pontiff elected in three centuries. our religious correspondent has this report. >> benedict became the church's leader, already an elderly and frail man. he was seen as a caretaker, but nothing prepared roman catholics for his decision to step down. >> this has taken the world by surprise. >> catholics attending services were shocked by the news. >> you are joking. the pope? oh, my god. >>e i'm so shocked. he has been such a short time with us. >> joseph was born into a catholic family in germany and was forced into the hitler youth. he was brought up as a theologian. he became more conservative in the 1960's.
WETA
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
but it was all in one city and that means we were under the microscope of new york. >> rose: did you ask creditics not to come. >> yes, we did. >> rose: and they said. >> half of them honored what you should honor which is we're not ready yet. you don't have to pay your ticket. if you don't want to come to preview, don't come. if you want your money back, no problem. no one actually ever saw, i mean, it never got finished so what we had, i worked on it eight years what we had aimed to do, what our vision was. >> rose: eight years before it opened. >> eight years to develop. but yes, yes. but not eight years solid on just that. i did across the universe, i did the magic flut, bono and edge did their thingsment it took a lot of time to develop. >> rose: what did they do. >> they did their tours, you know. but and we loved it. hi a great time work on spider-man. >> rose: then why is there so much acrimony. >> oh. >> rose: lawsuits, firings. >> yes, but i'm still the director of what you are seeing. >> rose: let's just talk about it for a secretary. >> just a second, right. >> rose:
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